The Concept of Beauty

I’ve struggled my whole life with the concept of beauty
Or its male equivalent
Because it seemed unfair that it didn’t apply to me

But I’m a sound-oriented person
So I gave myself up to beauty in music
And spoken words

Nobody who knows me in real life thinks of me as a poet
I am known as a pianist
And as a public speaker
Or even as a mathematician
Which is kind of ironic

I’ve almost always hated the way I look
But whether speaking or listening
I lose myself in the absorption or creation
Of words
The music and the flow of them

And when I’m out here browsing blogs
I love the melody of people’s lives
The harmony of their dreams
Even the discords of circumstance

Because beauty, to me
Is found in our striving
To be better

Not just in perfections, so-called
That we attain

But in the desire
To live better
To reach more

To bring order to our chaos

And to be the best versions of ourselves

As we were all meant to do

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

6 thoughts on “The Concept of Beauty”

  1. Thanks for re-blogging this Owen.
    I paint to music and have to dance too. And, i love your way with words and melodies. Can there be beauty in our souls or simply in our desire to be creative humans?
    Time to pick up that bit of crayon left!

  2. There is so much beauty in music and words. I am also a pianist and a poet:) and a ICU Nurse by profession. I resonate with everything you said. And I agree with you on what beauty is… it is the magic of peoples lives and dreams and acts of goodness, it is getting lost in Chopin or the perfect string of words.

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